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Published September 1976 | public
Journal Article

Dynamics of aerosol coagulation and condensation


The dynamic behavior of aerosol size distributions under the influence of coagulation and growth by heterogeneous condensation of gaseous species is studied. Analytical solutions are obtained to the integro-differential equation governing the aerosol size distribution density function. Two modes of coagulation (constant and linear coagulation constants) and two modes of condensation (growth independent of particle volume and linearly dependent on particle volume) are considered. The interaction of the two growth mechanisms on aerosol size distributions is elucidated.

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© 1976 American Institute of Chemical Engineers. This work was supported by National Science Foundation Grant ENG 71-02486.

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